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Cyber Army and Stuxnet in a Cyber war

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on October 22, 2010

Iranian Ministry of Communications announced that they have identified the source of Stuxnet infection in Iran.

Reza Taghipour, the Minister of Communications said in Iranian public television that a number of sources are “foreign experts” that frequented industrial centers and a number of other individuals who “inadvertently” introduced the virus into the country through flash memory sticks.

Some analysts said that the virus which called world’s “first cyber superweapon” by experts was aimed at disrupting Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Following these reports, Iran’s Atomic Agency announced that the launch of the new nuclear power plant in Bushehr has been delayed but denied that the delay was related to the Stuxnet virus. Only a few believe that is true.

There have been reports in the past of other alleged efforts by Israel and the West to undermine the Iranian nuclear project, some of which also targeted Natanz. These efforts included infiltrating the purchasing networks Iran set up to acquire parts and material for the centrifuges at Natanz and selling damaged equipment to the Iranians. The equipment would then be installed on site and sabotage the centrifuges’ work.

Some analysts suggest Iran might like to retaliate with a cyber attack against Israel or the West, although there are question marks over its capability to do so. Iran’s Cyber Army hacked even Twitter more than once and thousands of other websites. They track people through Internet, in Iran some say Maybe the Unit of Cyber Army is out of Iran but Islamic Republic fund them like hiring them to do their deeds perhaps Pro hackers in Russia, Ukraine or Belarus. This is not a fact, though.

Sometimes back the cyber Army attacked to Chinese websites mainly Baidu search engine which is the first search engine in China.

What I mean is no one knows exactly what’s Islamic Regime is capable of doing if they decided to retaliate which I think they already did.


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